Modern Warfare multiplayer trailer shows how matches start, teases new map

Infinity Ward

Call of Duty developers Infinity Ward have released a new clip teasing how some multiplayer matches begin in the upcoming Modern Warfare title.

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With Modern Warfare’s October 25 release date creeping closer and closer, Infinity Ward and Activision have started to drop teasers and tidbits of information leading up to the multiplayer global reveal on August 1.

The latest teaser came in the form of a short clip tweeted out on July 25, which showcased the starting sequence of matches in multiplayer. 

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In the teaser, players are shown to be escorted to the active area of a map via a helicopter.

Once the chopper lands and the players disembark, a countdown timer appears on screen to indicate how many seconds there are before the match kicks off.

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In addition to the clip, Activision and Infinity Ward released a blog post about the start of matches in multiplayer, revealing this entrance animation to be called tactical infils, or ‘infiltrations.’

These infiltration sequences occur between when players chooses their multiplayer loadout and the beginning of a match, with this helicopter transport being one of several infiltration types that will be featured in Modern Warfare.

The blog post also revealed that the map shown in the teaser is currently named ‘Gun Runner,’ which appears to be some sort of war-torn factory and distribution depot nine kilometers outside of Verdansk, Russia. 

This is the first time that an actual multiplayer map has been revealed for MW, since the ones that were previously shown appear to be exclusive to the new 2v2 Gunfight mode

ActivisionThe new Gun Runner map in Modern Warfare multiplayer.

You can check out Activision’s full blog post below:

Tactical Infil: A Descent into Multiplayer

It is Day 215. You’re nine kilometers outside of Verdansk, Russia. ‘Operation Gun Runner’ is in full swing, as you descend and disembark from a deployment helicopter as part of Warcom’s 23rd Battalion.

Perched on the side of the chopper, you’re listening to radio chatter, sitting next to another member of the Warcom forces; Operator ‘D-Day’, who’s holding an assault rifle (with a short stock). It looks like you’ve chosen an M4A1 (with Long Barrel and Hybrid Scope). As you drop onto the cracked concrete loading dock near this train yard, you fan out; ready to engage Allegiance forces.

What you’ve seen is one of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare tactical infils (or ‘infiltrations’); this one shows a disembarking into the Multiplayer map currently named ‘Gun Runner”. These infils usually occur between the time you’ve chosen your Multiplayer Loadout and the start of the MP match.